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Crystal Palace

Rua Alfredo Pacha, s/n0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #14 of 32 Attractions in Petropolis
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.

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São Paulo
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice place to visit, beautiful garden and pleasant atmosphere. But lack of other interest beside the garden and glass structure. It seems that some expositions take place there but in short periods of time.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nothing extraordinary with this Crystal Palace besides the Calma and quiet square where it is located.

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Melbourne, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Heard the best tenor singing an Opera scene in this venue that was the best Ive heard in my lifetime. The setting and accoustics made the experience even better. I love this venue.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This sounds better than it is in actuality. Personally I find the glass house in Rio's Botanical Garden of more interest. But from a historical perspective this place seems important. It just didn't do much for me.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Maybe I was there on an off time, but I didn't understand why it's a tourist attraction. There's not much to see, and the whole visit took under 15 minutes. There was nothing inside the palace; essentially, it looks like an empty greenhouse.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The place is nice although when I read the name of the place, I imagined lots of different possibilities for the place, but when I arrived there, I say a beautiful garden with an empty place made by glasses. I think it's better whenever they have concerts and events there, I was unlucky though

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Palace?! Park with stage is more like it... Ok, it has it's historical background but perhaps something could be organised by the municipality to make it more attractive a location.

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Markham, Canada
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169 reviews 169 reviews
43 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I'm not sure why we bothered with this. The building itself is nice to look at for about 10 seconds. There are lots of orchids inside. We've seen much more and much better in lots of different locations, so I'm not sure why this is considered to be a must-see.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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263 reviews 263 reviews
78 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A nice spot, amazing building in the old summer imperial city, but could have betterr attractions inside. If you go for a day to spend in Petropolis, not to miss. But dont go to Petropolis just for this.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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298 reviews 298 reviews
207 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The palace is like many others around the world, but inside it is empty, sometimes have some expositions. Around the palace have a beatiful garden that the persons enjoy the day relaxing. When i went was free the entry.

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